- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 37, Issue 4
f Characterization of Alteromonas denitrificans sp. nov.
- Authors: Øivind Enger, Halvor Nygaard, Marit Solberg, Gunhild Schei, Jørn Nielsen, Ian Dundas*
- *Corresponding author.
- First Published Online: 01 October 1987, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 37: 416-421, doi: 10.1099/00207713-37-4-416
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To Systematic Bacteriology
- Issue Published:
Eleven strains of gram-negative, denitrifying, prodigionine-producing marine bacteria with sheathed flagella were recovered from the fjord system off the Norwegian west coast. These isolates form a physiologically and morphologically very homogeneous group. Apart from their ability to denitrify and having sheathed flagella, the strains correspond closely to the current description of the genus Alteromonas. Their strictly respiratory metabolism precludes their inclusion in the genus Vibrio, and the low guanine-plus-cytosine contents of their deoxyribonucleic acids preclude their inclusion in the genus Pseudomonas or the genus Marinomonas. Despite their ability to denitrify, we suggest that these organisms belong to the genus Alteromonas and constitute a new species, Alteromonas denitrificans. A detailed description of the type strain of Alteromonas denitrificans, Nygaard 1977, is given. The type strain has been deposited with the American Type Culture Collection, Rockville, Md., as strain ATCC 43337.
Copyright © 1987 International Union of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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